The Mooney Law Firm, P.A.  is one of Northeast Arkansas' oldest law firms representing clients in Arkansas for over 50 years!

Charles M. Mooney, Jr.

EXPERIENCE. Charles "Skip" Mooney, Jr.’s area of legal practice has primarily focused on injury/death cases, med-malpractice claims, criminal defense and family legal issues. He also has legal experience in other areas such as real estate, business and entertainment issues. Skip graduated from Jonesboro High School and attended Arkansas State University earning a degree of Bachelor of Science in 1979. He is an alumnus of the ASU Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and past President of their Board of Directors. 

In 1982 Skip graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville and received a degree of Juris Doctor before returning to home to join his father's law firm. He is licensed to practice law in Arkansas. He has argued before the Arkansas Supreme Court, the State Medical Board, and the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and practices before the Arkansas Federal District Courts as well as The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association and the Craighead County Bar Association. He is a past President of the Craighead County Bar Association.

COMMUNITY. Skip is very active in his community.  He and his family are members of First United Methodist Church. He has been married to Jill Gartman Mooney, also a native of Jonesboro, for over the past 27 year and they have 2 children. He is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Out of the Dark Inc., a nonprofit grass roots volunteer community organization that he started in the fall of 2008 as a community response to five (5) reported heroin overdoses involving youth in his community. He is also the creator of the “Local Level Up” community model and he has given hundreds of presentations to various governmental agencies, medical providers, local schools, civic and private organizations about addiction awareness and how to solve community chemical addiction issues. The organization has established Out of the Dark School Chapters in every school district in Craighead County, which now involves several hundred students and a community coalition that involves over a hundred community leaders that meet regularly to discuss and solve local addiction issues.

STATE COMMITTEES. Member of the following statewide committees, which are chaired by the Arkansas State Drug Director, Fran Flener: the Arkansas Youth Rx Prevention Campaign Committee; the PDMP Legislation Workgroup Committee and the State Prescription Drug Take Back Committee.

AWARDS. The 2009 national “Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award” from the Grand Lodge, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. The 2010 “C.E. Ransick Award of Excellence” from the Arkansas Bar Foundation and the Arkansas Bar Association in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the legal profession. The 2011 “Shuffield Award” from the Arkansas Medical Society, the award is the highest honor given by the state medical community to a non-physician for their outstanding contributions to health care in the state. In 2012, he was honored by the Out of the Dark Board of Directors with its national “Humanitarian Award” at a “Stay Drug Free” downtown rally involving approximately 1000 students.